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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re getting ready for Halloween, don’t forget to save the seeds from your jack-o’-lantern. Roasted pumpkin seeds pack a nutritional punch for their small size, and are filled with vitamins and nutrients like […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Nutrition, Nutrition Tip|Comments Off|

Outdoor Mob Workout

We’re kicking off a week of activities for the World Parkinson Congress with an outdoor “mob” workout on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:30am-12:00pm. We’re excited to bring Parkinson’s exercise experts Nancy Nelson and […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Exercise|Comments Off|

Sun Safety

Record temperatures mean extra precautions when it comes to your skin! Everyone should be careful when they’re out in the sun – and people with Parkinson’s have an increased risk of skin cancer, which […]

By |July 25th, 2016|Community, Wellness|Comments Off|

Four Tips for Healthy Grilling

Across the U.S. people are firing up their grills to celebrate the Fourth of July. If you’re grilling today, check out our tips below to make it healthy, delicious, and PD-friendly!

Choose Lean Meats
Choose lean […]

By |July 4th, 2016|Nutrition, Nutrition Tip|Comments Off|

PD-friendly Granola

Nuts are a great healthy snack because they’re filled with nutrients and healthy fats. This recipe from our Powering Forward Wellness Retreat for PD-friendly granola is loaded with nuts! Serve with yogurt and berries […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Nutrition, Nutrition Tip, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

BGF Welcomes New Board Members

BGF welcomes Mark Byrum of Portland, Ore. and Juan Rodriguez of Sacramento, Calif. to its board of directors. The new members will serve a three-year term to help guide BGF’s programs to empower those […]

Olive Oil for Parkinson’s

There’s a chemical being studied for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease called GLP-1. GLP-1 (Glucagon-Like Peptide) is something the body makes naturally to help control blood sugar. As such, GLP-1 related drugs have been used […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Nutrition, Nutrition Tip|Comments Off|

Shamrock Shake

Getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Start the day off with a Shamrock shake. Some studies suggest that a type of nutrient known as anthocyanins may be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s. Anthocyanins […]

Exercise as Medicine

For many years, we all have known that exercise is an important part of living a healthy, balanced life. Exercise has proven to keep people well from a cardiac, pulmonary, mental and physical standpoint. […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Exercise, Exercise Tip|Comments Off|

Powering Through

By Jean Burns

I was diagnosed in 2003, and I’ve long been a proponent of exercise – even when I didn’t actually exercise myself (go figure!), I was a cheerleader for it. That has changed, […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Exercise|Comments Off|